*For mature readers 18+*
Loving someone has never been so deadly.
Valerie Harper has one assignment, one mission. Assassinate her mark and everyone he loves. But what happens when she finds that she loves him too?
Her instructions are simple; do not fraternize with your target, observe at a distance, and never engage with the enemy. However, as things take an unexpected turn in Val's world, these simple instructions begin to change.
Refusing to be a puppet, Kyle Shultz walks away from his old life and settles into the college routine. But the life of a student is more difficult than he imagined. Making friends and attending parties are as foreign a concept as showing a target mercy.
The lines between the state of the job and the affairs of the heart are blurred as Valerie and Kyle’s worlds collide.
With a maze of enemies and hit lists to navigate, will these two young adversaries proceed wide-eyed and alone into the fray? Or will they blindly trust the feelings they can no longer ignore?
This book had a good story. Kyle is an assassin. The company he worked for wants him back but he doesn't have any intention of going back to them. Valerie is also an assassin, and her target is Kyle. Kyle is into his 'new life' and trying to make it all work when his and Val's paths cross. With that, nothing is the same nor can it ever be the same. Assassins don't trust easily for a reason and he has plenty of reasons not to trust Val, but he still wants to.
I really liked Val in the beginning. She was a tough, determined chick. Her mission was to kill Kyle and that is what she was going to do. She might be in love with him from her long mission of watching him, but she was going to do it. Kyle was somewhat full of himself, especially when it came to women, but that wasn't surprising. He has a bit of a 'James Bond' feel to him, but once he was determined to be with Val, he still had issues. Val went from strong to a bit of a wimp but she came out of it some. The whole group was an interesting dynamic. I think Kyle's niece was my favorite. I still don't really like his brother or pseudo best friend but that was the way the author meant for it to be! The story itself was good, if a bit predictable.
It was a 3/5 for me. Good story, just got a little caught up in itself.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.